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ASO Series:

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by The Press in Focus

ARTS AT ST. JOHN’S:

The third 2018 “ASO Chamber Series” concert, presented by the Allentown Symphony Association with Arts at St. John’s, features Rick Basehore, Principal Oboe, Allentown Symphony Orchestra, and Yu Xi, pianist, 12:10 p.m. April 17, St. John’s Lutheran Evangelical Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown.

The approximate 50-minute program is: “Sonata for Oboe and Piano,” Francis Poulenc; “Sonata for Oboe and Continuo in B flat Major,” Georg Philipp Telemann, and “...

Northampton County senior menus

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, April 11: Chicken Kiev, baked potato w/ sour cream, garden blend vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, fresh pineapple tidbits.

Thursday, April 12: Baked meatloaf with gravy, scalloped potatoes, red beets, wheat bread with margarine, lemon bar.

Friday, April 13: Chicken and toasted orzo soup, sausage sandwich w/ peppers and onions, Pennsylvania “Dutch” potato salad, fresh apple slices.

Monday, April 16: Onion Romano...

Healthy Geezer: stuttering

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. My four-year-old grandson has begun to stutter. It upsets me and I don’t know how to handle it.

It should be reassuring to you to know that about five percent of children stutter for a period of about six months. Three-quarters of these children recover before they mature. About one percent of adults stutter.

Meanwhile, knowing how to talk to your grandson will help both of you.

People who stutter are aware of their problem and usually don’t want special treatment....

Dieruff: ‘Side Show’

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by The Press in Focus

“Side Show (2014 Revival)” is on view, 7 p.m. April 26, 27 and 2 p.m. April 28, auditorium, Dieruff High School, 815 N. Irving St., Allentown.

With book and lyrics by Bill Russell, music by Henry Krieger, and additional book material by Bill Condon, the musical opened on Broadway in 1997, receiving five Tony Award nominations.

Sarah Pastelyak produces and directs the Dieruff High School production, assisted by choreographer Joey Schubbert, vocal director Jennifer Dodd, and...

‘Rent’ 20th anniversary tour stops at State Theatre

Friday, April 6, 2018 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

“Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes

“How do you measure, measure a year?”

It’s been 20 years since the late Jonathan Larson’s famous lyrics were first sung on Broadway, creating an enduring hit.

The 20th anniversary tour of “Rent” is on its national tour, with a stop at 7:30 p.m. April 11, 12, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.

“Rent,” the 1996 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning rock musical, is a reimagining of Puccini’s “La Boheme”...

‘Dictators 4 Dummies’ musical is Touchstone world premiere

Friday, April 6, 2018 by LUKE MUENCH in Focus

For writer and director Christopher Shorr, the creation of “Dictators 4 Dummies” started as early as 2014.

“Dictators 4 Dummies” has its world premiere, April 5-15, Touchstone Theatre, Bethlehem.

“It began as a research into a phenomenon. I was looking into the odd situation of people not seeming to recognize these ... moves from ‘The Fascist Playbook,’ if you will,” Shorr explains.

Shorr, Director of Theatre, Moravian College, devised the original title, “The Fascist...

The Machine more than Pink Floyd tribute band

Friday, April 6, 2018 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

The Machine, a Pink Floyd tribute band in its 30th year, has sold out theaters and clubs across North and Central America, Europe and Asia, and appeared at music festivals, including Bonnaroo, Riverbend, Gathering of the Vibes, and Germany’s “Rock of Ages.”

“The Machine: America’s Premiere Live Pink Floyd Experience” stops at 8 p.m. April 6, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

Expect to hear a mix of Pink Floyd’s extensive 16-album repertoire, including faithful renditions of...

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, April 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, April 4: Breaded pork chop, cabbage and bow ties, pickled beets, wheat bread with margarine, chilled apricots.

Thursday, April 5: Minestrone soup, Italian beef-cheese and noodle casserole, Caesar salad, Italian bread with margarine, fresh fruit cup.

Friday, April 6: New England clam chowder, smoked turkey, salami and provolone on bun /mustard, carrot raisin salad, peanut butter cookie.

Monday, April 9: Beef Stroganoff,...

Respectfully Yours: hotel tipping

Friday, April 6, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

Our family plans on traveling more frequently this summer. I’m never sure how much and when to tip housekeeping, concierge, valet, etc. I would like to know the basic guidelines for tipping hotel staff.

Dear Reader,

Hotel tipping is one of those things that can confuse even the most experienced of travelers. The hospitality business model is built on showmanship and catering to you. When you arrive at a hotel, people immediately spring into action to make...